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S_ED_2021A 03/31/2021 11:19:53 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 03/31/2021
Attendance
Bridges X
Buckner X
Kirkmeyer *
Lundeen X
Priola X
Story X
Zenzinger X
Time 11:19:53 AM to 12:30:48 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Zenzinger
This Report was prepared by Rachel Kurtz-Phelan
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB21-185 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

SB21-185 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

11:20:19 AM  
Senator Zenzinger and Senator Rankin, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 21-185, which concerns supporting the educator workforce in Colorado. The co-sponsors provided opening comments on the bill.
11:32:20 AM  
The co-sponsors answered questions from the committee.
11:33:49 AM  
Berrick Abramson, representing the Keystone Policy Center & Education System Resilience & Innovation Initiative (ESRII), testified in support of the bill. Mr. Abramson answered questions from the committee.
11:42:44 AM  
Evan Kennedy, representing the Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC), testified in support of the bill.
11:44:54 AM  
Brianna Mestas, representing herself and the PEBC, testified in support of the bill.
11:47:34 AM  
Frank Reeves, Superintendent of the East Grand School District and also representing the Rural Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
11:51:18 AM  
Leslie Colwell, representing Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Colwell answered questions from the committee.
11:56:02 AM  
Alessandra Tibbetts, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
11:58:08 AM  
Benjamin Waters, representing Stand for Children Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Waters answered questions from the committee.
12:02:58 PM  
Amie Baca-Oehlert, representing the Colorado Education Association, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Baca-Oehlert answered questions from the committee.
12:08:20 PM  
The co-sponsors distributed
and explained amendment L.001 (Attachment A).


12:12:37 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Bridges
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Priola
Story
Zenzinger
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
12:13:23 PM  
The co-sponsors distributed and explained amendment L.002 (Attachment B).


12:13:44 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Bridges
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Priola
Story
Zenzinger
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
12:13:59 PM  
The co-sponsors distributed and explained amendment L.003 (Attachment C).


12:14:57 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Bridges
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Priola
Story
Zenzinger
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
12:14:58 PM  
The co-sponsors distributed and explained amendment L.005 (Attachment D).


12:17:04 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Bridges
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Priola
Story
Zenzinger
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
12:17:05 PM  
The co-sponsors distributed and explained amendment L.006 (Attachment E).
12:17:31 PM  
The committee discussed amendment L.006.


12:20:38 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Bridges
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Priola
Story
Zenzinger
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
12:20:55 PM  
Committee members made comments on the bill and the co-sponsors answered questions. Committee discussion ensued.
12:25:14 PM  
The co-sponsors and members of the committee provided closing comments.


12:30:23 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-185, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Lundeen No
Priola Yes
Story Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


12:30:48 PM   The committee adjourned.






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